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Assistance programs Jefferson County Missouri.

Find how to get financial assistance, free stuff and social services in Jefferson County MO. Locate churches, charities, and government programs that help with mortgage or rent payments (to stop homelessness) as well as give out free food, winter coats or clothes, and back to school supplies. There is also loans and grants for paying electric bills as well as vouchers for free stuff. Get financial help near you in Jefferson County MO.

A focus is on children, single moms, the disabled and elderly who live in the county. They often get most of the assistance, as well as families in a crisis. But anyone can apply for income opportunities, such as product testing jobs, or people can use thrift stores. Or there are seasonal assistance programs, including free Christmas toys as well as summer cooling bill help or shelters during the winter. Learn more below.

Community Action programs for hardship grants in Jefferson County

The Jefferson-Franklin Community Action Corporation, which is located at 2 Merchants Dr, Hillsboro, MO 63050, phone number Telephone: (636) 789-2686, has several different programs. They include an energy bill assistance, job programs, housing resources and more.

  • The EA program is part of LIHEAP. It will pay for peoples primary heating and utility bill only. During the month of October they only accept applications for the disabled and the elderly. Grant amounts provided to applicants will be determined by the applicants household size and total household income. This grant is awarded once a program year to participants.
  • There is also a Energy Crisis Intervention Program (ECIP) from community action, which provides immediate cash grants for people who are about to have their service disconnected, or if they are about to run  This helps low-income families in Jefferson County MO. Find how to get emergency LIHEAP crisis intervention program.
  • Another component is the summer Energy Crisis Intervention Program (ECIP). Summer ECIP will pay on electric and utility bills only. The applicant must be in threat of or have been shut off on electric. This program runs from June 1st thru September 30th, 2010, unless funds have been exhausted prior to that date. Apply early, and find other ways to get help with energy bills.




  • The Jefferson Franklin Community Action Corporation's Weatherization Assistance Program. will complete, on homeowners behalf, home energy efficiency measures and updates. The program's primary goal is to help people reduce utility costs and heating bills by improving the energy efficiency in homes. A side benefit is it will also address health and safety concerns. The program will identify air sealing areas, insulation needs, and inspect heating systems for safety and efficiency. All of these services are free.
  • Weatherization services and free home repair updates done to a home may include, but not be limited to, weatherstripping, installing insulation in walls, floors, and attics, and caulking to seal off air leaks. People can also get free door and window replacement for mobile homes, and window glass replacement for houses. A heating and cooling contractor may make necessary furnace repairs and tune up existing heating and cooling systems, and possible gas and oil furnace replacement (owner-occupied homes only).
  • Community Action helps with employment needs, including gig work. There are free job placement programs, workshops for gig workers, information on job fairs and more. There are even work from home positions, such as marketing, product testing jobs and remote work. More on product testing jobs.

There are many other programs administered by JFCAC, however most rely on partners such as the federal government for funding. Other example include educational and child development from Head Start, or government grants for paying rent from Section 8. Self-sufficiency is also a key service administered to Jefferson County families, as the agency wants people to gain self-sufficiency.

The best place to contact to learn more about these agencies and program listed above is the Jefferson-Franklin Community Action Corporation. Call them at (636) 789-2686, or learn more Jefferson Franklin Community Action Corporation.

Money for rent, utility bill, rent and medical assistance

Another Jefferson County charity organization is The Ladies of Charity. This group provides financial resources and other services that will provide emergency food or clothes. There is medical, free prescriptions, and rent assistance to poor families in Hillsboro and Jefferson County Missouri. The address is 2406 Gravois Rd, High Ridge, MO 63049. Phone: (636) 677-1167.





Hillside Presbyterian Church, which is located in House Spring Missouri (call (636) 674-9244), offers a small amount of assistance for paying rent and electric bills to people within their service area and community. They will also refer applicants to Big River Ministerial Alliance and other churches. There is free food, clothes, furniture and other stuff, including assistance with bills and rent when needed.

Feed My People helps people in Jefferson County and Hillsboro Missouri. The non-profit can be called at (636) 677-9885. They offers an emergency fund for paying bills, including utilities, health care, rent and medicines. In addition, they will partner with and leverage funds with other local charities and agencies when necessary. There is a thrift store, clothes for adults or kids in Jefferson County as well as other goods. The address is 3295 Ottomeyer Rd, High Ridge, MO 63049.

Hunger prevention is available from the hotline at Operation Food Share. Learn about pantries and food banks in Jefferson County Missouri. The organization also offers hot meals to the homebound, free lunches and breakfasts for students, and surplus government commodities. Click here Operation Search.

Jefferson County and regional Salvation Army - Another leading non-profit is the Salvation Army. They administer several social service programs. The faith based charity may have emergency funds for rent and other expenses like utilities or medications. Free food, clothing, and other financial aid can be provided to Hillsboro and Jefferson County Missouri families too. They also help the homeless in Jefferson County MO, including with emergency lodging as well as help for gas to get to a job. Find gas money right now.

  • The Salvation Army also offers seasonal aid. One is a free Thanksgiving turkey dinner as well as Angel Tree Christmas help. There are free back to school supply giveaways as well as vouchers for hotel rooms during the winter. Find a listing of Missouri Salvation Army centers.

Jefferson County Rescue Mission provides help to the homeless, including both women and men. There are homeless shelters, free hot meals, clothes and hygiene stuff. Also learn about temporary housing once the shelter is no longer available. The location is 8943 Commercial Blvd, Pevely, MO 63070. Call (636) 475-3030, or locate a homeless prevention fund.




Eviction and rent help - When facing homelessness, several churches and government affiliated agencies may be able to help. They offer free landlord-tenant mediation, money to pay a portion of the rent due, security deposit help, and more. Assistance is available for everyone from the lower income to disabled, provided they have some sort of income to sustain the housing on their own. More on Jefferson County Missouri rental assistance.

United Way referral line (text 1-800-427-4626) provides free referrals to many local programs. There is everything from case management/mentoring to emergency financial support, as well as free debt and budgeting counseling. Many non-profits, churches, and charities in Jefferson County also help with skills development, help with obtaining WIC and food stamps, assists with locating low cost or free child care and schools. Jefferson County Charities also gives referrals for free legal assistance.

  • While not as common, the United Way and its partners church may have limited financial assistance or short term loans for bills, translates documents, provides interpretation services and helps individuals advocate for themselves and on their behalf. Food and medical or health care concerns can be addressed. Foreclosure counseling may also be provided by the agency. Text 1-800-427-4626 to chat. Or more information on church assistance programs Jefferson County.

United Methodist Church, or UMC, has offices both nationwide and in the region. Most of it is material goods, including free food, clothes, diapers, work supplies, uniforms, cars for a job and more. There are also homeless shelters as well as transitional housing programs. More on assistance from United Methodist Church.

COMTREA Health Center is a federal government qualified health center. Get dental care, physicals, telehealth, OBGYN, eye exams and free basic dental too. Other medical is provided as well to low-income families and the uninsured. Location is 4 Hickory Ridge Rd #600, Hillsboro, MO 63050. Call (636) 481-6040

Family Services Department Resource Center helps people apply for government benefits. There are SNAP food stamps, TANF temporary assistance to pay the bills and Medicaid insurance. There are also SSI grants, unemployment funds in Jefferson County MO, eldercare, job programs and free daycare too. The location is 10325 MO-21 Bus, Hillsboro, MO 63050. Call (855) 373-4636, or more on government benefits in Missouri.







Free food, meals in Jefferson County MO and hunger prevention

There are several places in the county that give free food, meals, or deliver items to the elderly or seniors in Jefferson County. The goal is to help food insecure households, with a focus on children and the elderly.

If people need help with a meal, or some food to make it through a short term hardship, the De Soto Food Pantry also provide support. They do the all so important work of providing dairy, baby formula, food staples and groceries to people. The address is 705 E Stone St, De Soto, MO 63020. Call (636) 586-7300

Hillsboro Food Pantry Inc. provides food to families in the Hillsboro area. The charity is at 10399 MO-21 Bus, Hillsboro, MO 63050. Dial (636) 789-5920

The Arnold Food Pantry provides free food to low income and those who are in need. Also, the center may be able to provide personal care items, formula, baby food and diapers if available. Dial (636)287-3663. Or the non-profit is at 2024 Key West Dr, Arnold, MO 63010.

Several other charities in Jefferson County have on site food pantries as well as soup kitchens. Most are only open a couple days per week, but they do try to help during a crisis. They also operate year round programs, such as charities may offer free Thanksgiving or Christmas food baskets or gifts, or they help very low income families apply for SNAP food stamps. Find more details on free food pantries in Jefferson County.

Get help for getting out of debt and mortgage help in Jefferson County Missouri

MMI can be contacted for debt and mortgage relief. There is free Credit, Budget, Debt, and Mortgage Delinquency Counseling: A financial specialist or housing counselor will meet with the client to review their current financial situation. The agency will also review the terms of their home loan, evaluate personal financial goals and create an action plan. There can be free phone consultation as well as online resources. All sorts of debt and bills can be assisted with, including auto loans, credit cards, student loan help, and more.




  • They also help with credit repair, saving or investing goals and credit card plans. The staff help people develop a strategy to manage creditor payments as part of a balanced budget. They can also help with bankruptcy. Call (314) 421-1199.

Government debt relief services are available as well for low-income families in Jefferson County. There are a combination of grants as well as loan refis available for credit cards, auto payments, and other obligations. Learn how to get government loans to get out of debt.


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